Leaves' Eyes has announced that the band will release a new album this year which will be titled Symphonies Of The Night. That is all the symphonic band revealed for now but they promise more news about it soon. Apart from this announcement, the band released a brand new video for "Melusine" featuring footage from their live shows, tours and festivals like Wacken Open Air in 2012. You can watch it below.
Leaves' Eyes are proud to welcome Felix Born in the band! Unfortunately, Roland Navratil had to leave for private reasons, we wish him all the best for the future!
Felix commented: "I am really happy to announce that I am the new drummer of Leaves' Eyes. As I got the offer to do a jam session with the band I was highly motivated, because I love their music. The combination of grooves and nice melodies is exactly what I appreciate being a drummer. During the jam session I realized the fact that I wanted the job even more, because I felt very comfortable with the whole band. I am really happy about joining Leaves' Eyes and I am looking forward to seeing you all on the road soon!"
German symphonic metallers Leaves' Eyes are set to release a digital only EP, entitled Melusine, on December 16th in Europe and December 20th in the US via Napalm Records. The 5-track EP includes no less than 4 unreleased songs and will be available on iTunes, Amazon or any other major digital vendor.
German symphonic metallers Leaves' Eyes have announced that they will play a free acoustic show in Paris tonight alongside Dutch metallers Stream Of Passion.
The band posted the following on their official website: "Attention Leaves' Eyes & Stream Of Passion fans in France! The two bands will play an exclusive and free acoustic session on 18th of October in Paris, Le Klub! Free entrance, plus signing session of both bands! Also an afterparty at the Black Dog bar. Don't miss this great event!"
"To France", the new video from German/Norwegian symphonic metal band Leaves' Eyes, can now be watched below.
The clip was directed by Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film Company in Gothenburg, Sweden.
"To France", a cover of the Mike Oldfield classic, comes off the band's upcoming new album Meredead, which will be released on April 22nd through Napalm Records. More album details were previously reported over here.
Meredead, the new album from Leaves' Eyes, will be released on April 22nd through Napalm Records. The album was produced and mixed by Leaves' Eyes vocalist Alexander Krull at Mastersound Studio.
The album will be available as a limited edition mediabook CD, which includes a bonus track and bonus DVD: Live at The Metal Female Voices Festival 2010, as a strictly limited deluxe box set and as a regular jewel case.
With their fourth album, Meredead, the 4-nation formation unleashes a tidal wave that will leave the music world breathless, or so says the press release. A song-by-song commentary can be read at this location.
Leaves' Eyes are happy to announce the dates of the upcoming shows in April and May 2011, headlining the tour with special guest Midnattsol, as well as being direct support for Tarja.
Singer Liv Kristine comments: "Both tours are just perfect for the release of our fourth full-length album Meredead. Firstly, I will finally share stage with my sister, Carmen Elise Espenaes (Midnattsol), which is like a dream coming true. Secondly, it's a great honor for us to go on tour with our friends and support Tarja Turunen and her outstanding band! We are really looking forward to this. It will truly be a special experience for our fans and us!"
At Nachtleben in Frankfurt the official release party of the new album Meredead will take place with some specials for the fans.
Meredead, the new album from Leaves' Eyes, will be released on April 22nd in Germany, Austria and Switzerland (with more streetdates to follow soon).
Leaves' Eyes vocalist and producer Alexander Krull is doing the final mix of Meredead at Mastersound Studio.
Cover artwork by Stefan Heilemann.
Singer Liv Kristine comments: "As we began composing the first song ideas for our fourth full-length album, all of us were very eager to take another step in strengthening both the individual sound and concept of Leaves' Eyes, like we have done album by album.
Along with the song-writing process, I made up my mind about the songs' themes, and drowned myself in different sources of literature. Some songs clearly needed lyrics rooted in northern history and culture, as well as having mystical themes. Being an Old-English fan, I decided to write some of the lyrics in Old-English, which of course included further studies of grammatical and phonetic knowledge, which I really enjoyed doing. Next to modern English and Old-English, some songs are sung in traditional Norwegian, to keep their strong individuality and focus on certain themes from special genres in Norwegian traditional singing.
Leaves' Eyes have issued the following update from the studio:
"The production of the new album will be finished soon. We are proud to announce our cooperation with the Lingua Mortis Orchestra and Victor Smolski as well as the choir "al dente", who also worked with us on previous releases. The classical recordings will take place next week in Minsk, Belarus. Moreover, we are happy to announce that we have more special guests on the upcoming album, for duets and special historic instruments."
The new Leaves' Eyes album is planned to be released in April 2011. More details will follow soon.
Leaves' Eyes have issued the following short update:
"We want to say a big thank you to everybody at Metal Female Voices Fest. Once more it was a fantastic show and a special experience for the band at Wieze, Belgium! As we mentioned on stage this was the last festival show in Europe for this year and it couldn't be better than this! Now we are preparing our first concert in India on November 19th. Moreover, we are in the middle of the production of our new record which will be finished soon. The album will be released in springtime 2011!"
German metallers Leaves' Eyes have issued the foolowing update on their MySpace blog:
"Leaves' Eyes will play the last two shows of this year with Dutch session bassist JB van der Wal (Aborted, Dr. Doom). The shows are taking place at Metal Female Voices Fest VIII in Belgium and at Indian Music Conference in Goa. JB was already playing Bloodstock and Summer Breeze Open Air as well as the last US tour together with Leaves' Eyes. Moreover, Leaves' Eyes and Atrocity parted ways with former bassist Alla Fedynitch for personal reasons."
We saw this coming and the band has confirmed it. Leaves' Eyes has decided to cancel the remainder of their North American Tour after their Co-Headliners Kamelot pulled out earlier this month due to Roy Khan's Illness. The band writes:-
"Dear Fans & Friends, We regret to announce that the remaining dates of our North-American Tour will not take place. This also includes the show in Mexico City. As a result of Kamelot's last-minute cancellation of their headlining tour, Leaves' Eyes still tried their best to play as many dates in the USA and Canada as possible. The big gap between the cancelled Kamelot tourdates and our own headlining dates is just to big to overcome. This made it impossible to continue any further.